The nest is the magpie's ; / The dove dwells in it. / This young lady is going to her future home ; / A [...] Cf. Shijing 12
[...] 4. When the prince's order called him, without waiting for his carriage to be yoked, he went at once. [...] Cf. Lunyu 260
Kuan / Contemplation (View) / The wind blows over the earth: The image of CONTEMPLATION. Thus the kings of old visited [...] Cf. Yijing 20
Every one under heaven says that our Way is greatly like folly. But it is just because it is great, that it seems like [...] Cf. Daodejing 67
Through the bright day up the mountain, we scan the sky for a war-torch; / At yellow dusk we water our horses in [...] Cf. Tangshi 75
Thus, to take a long and circuitous route, after enticing the enemy out of the way, and though starting after him, to [...] Cf. Sunzi 96
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